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President Obama spoke this afternoon at the National Defense University. The bulk of the speech was focused on national security, but for a few minutes, the President weighed in on the investigations the Justice Department has conducted...Show More Summary
(Restaurant | VA, USA) Restaurant | VA, USARestaurant | VA, USAMe: “May I offer you a basket of bread?” Customer: “Yeah, do you think I can have a basket of just the rolls?” Me: “Absolutely! I’ll be right back—” Customer: “You know I bet 99.9% of people who walk in here only want the rolls. Am I right? Why do you even [...]
If you asked most television viewers which television show's Adults 18-49 ratings improved the most this television season, they'd probably guess sophomore sensation Scandal.
I previously discussed our view that in general, further economic development and general human empowerment are likely to be substantially net positive, and are likely to lead to improvement on many dimensions in unexpected ways. In my view, the most … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Crime journalist Steve Lillebuen painted a complex and spooky picture of a killer in The Devil’s Cinema: The Untold Story Behind Mark Twitchell’s Kill Room. We caught up with the journalist to find out what digital tools he used to build his book. Show More Summary
I got the following email from the White House and wanted to make sure the information got out. America’s servicemen and servicewomen will now have more information about their federal education loans, special benefits available to them, and their repayment […]
The Silk interactive app turns gestures into colorful drawings, and you don’t have to be an artist to make something beautiful. There are minimal but effective controls for color, symmetry, spiral mode, and mirror mode. You can change and combine the effects for various drawing results. Show More Summary
FAIRWAY, KS -- On May 15, hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the state Capitol in Lincoln, NE, to protest the filibuster that has blocked a bill expanding Medicaid to 54,000 new patients in the state, in accordance with the federal Affordable Care Act. The demonstrators knew what they were protesting against. But they didn't know exactly whom. Here's the situation:...
Three senior executives at SAC Capital Advisors LP, including the firm's president and chief compliance officer, received subpoenas as part of the government's insider-trading investigation, according to people familiar with the mat...
We doctors who specialize in psychiatry have a sacred trust. We are given the opportunity to talk to people who are hurting every day, people who trust that we will listen to them, try to understand them, not laugh at them, and not think that they are stupid, crazy, or horrible. A tall order, granted, [...]
An online fundraising effort for New Orleans freelancer Deborah Cotton met its $15,000 goal within four days. While some of the donations came from her friends and family, others came from people who have never met Cotton. Cotton was shot … Read more
Only two months after being acquired by Dropbox, Orchestra has released an iPad version of its Gmail organizing app Mailbox. The app, which was first available in private beta, launched as an iPhone app a couple of months ago. Now it...Show More Summary
This idea has been brewing in my head for a while (after a very engaging SocialEduCon session at last year’s ISTE conference), but the news media in the wake of the tornado in Oklahoma finally pushed me to do this… … Continue readin...
WASHINGTON — Flights to nearby communities in the Aleutian island chain close to Alaska are being canceled. Not because of severe snow or thunderstorms, but volcanic ash. The Pavlof Volcano sent plumes of ash as high as 22,000 feet this past weekend, according to the Associated Press. The U.S. Geological Survey said that seismic instruments [...]
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On “CBS This Morning” co-hosts Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell were talking about the falling price of gold with contributor Melody Hobson. The discussion turned to how gold has been sold over the years, on radio and TV. Those tactics even came under congressional scrutiny (by, as it turns out, the guy now running for NYC mayor). Show More Summary
Chicago officials are going ahead with the largest mass closing of public schools in the country’s history despite polls showing that a majority of city residents oppose it and looming questions about the rationale offered for the action. The final … Continue reading ?
Recently I was perusing my long list of LinkedIn groups, and I stumbled upon a discussion about what skills people have acquired from volunteering. I was quickly captivated by the stories the group members told. The more I read, the … Continue reading ?
No real content here – just a test! Apparently, the email version of my feed has been acting up. So, I’m testing it out, making sure everything is working! Can you do me a favor? If you read my blog via email, can a couple of you visit this blog post and leave a comment, letting me know everything’s [...]